Country Villas for sale in Gaucin
This gorgeously authentic 10-bedroom old Andalucian country house is located within an idyllic private estate high in the Serrania de Ronda close to the villages of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin, some 40-45 minutes drive inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Constructed beside an ancient trail once used by merchants and smugglers bringing their wares up from the coast, the house is neither modern nor super luxurious and yet is blessed by bag loads of charm.
Comprising of various different buildings surrounded by Andalucian countryside at its very best, the property offers simply staggering views southwest across the valleys to Gibraltar and the North African coastline.
A private driveway leads down from the trail to a circular parking area next to a horse paddock with space for several vehicles.
An imposing archway leads from here through to a picturesque cobbled courtyard scented with jasmine, orange blossom and other flowers in season.
To the left as one enters is the most southerly of the buildings that make up the property.
This building is constructed in a vague ‘L’ shape and comprises of a living room, a lovely rustic kitchen/dining room, plus a pantry/store room and 4 bedrooms – 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor.
There are also 2 bathrooms and a glass-enclosed conservatory leading out to a vast south-facing open terrace.
Wooden-beamed ceilings are to be found everywhere in this building, as are the original terracotta floor tiles.
Stepping out of the front door back into the courtyard, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom building immediately opposite has traditionally been used by the current owners as Bed and Breakfast guest quarters, although it is currently undergoing a total renovation/modernisation.
Back outside, a cobbled pathway leads from the courtyard through an archway to the next door building.
The upper floor of this building houses the ‘Hayloft’, as the living quarters of the current owners are called, whilst the lower floor is home to the stables.
The ‘Hayloft’ feature a sizeable living room with windows offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside, plus a covered terrace overlooking the a section of the garden blessed with orange trees, a fully-fitted and equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The stables, meanwhile, offer space for 4 horses.
Next door there’s also a laundry room and a storage/machine room with a guest W.C.
And finally, beyond the house at its most north-westerly point is a separate garden area with a large swimming pool and gazebo.
From here you can look down on horses grazing peacefully in the meadows below.
This is a very special property indeed, with a unique atmosphere all its own.
It would ideally suit those seeking a property to run as a bed and breakfast or a small rural hotel, or for those who simply want to get away from it all and live the authentic Andalucian dream country life.
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